From the Museum

Hard Hat Used in 9/11 Recovery Efforts is On View

Steve Nevins hard hat worn during the recovery at Ground Zero (Photo: Amy Dreher) Steve Nevins hard hat worn during the recovery at Ground Zero (Photo: Amy Dreher)

Steve Nevins, who was a New York State police captain at the time, was in the Albany area when he learned that the World Trade Center had been attacked on 9/11. As he prepared to respond to the disaster site, his thoughts turned to the safety of his brother, Gerard Nevins. Gerard was a New York City firefighter with Rescue Company 1.  Read more »

National 9/11 Flag Now on Display in Museum

The National 9/11 Flag in the south corridor of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee) The National 9/11 Flag in the south corridor of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee)

On May 20, 2015, Museum curators installed the National 9/11 Flag in the south corridor of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Read more »

Victims’ Memorial Quilt Retires for Preservation

The Victims’ Memorial Quilt. Gift of Bill Doyle on behalf of the intended 9/11 family recipients of the Victim’s Quilt, (Photo: Jin Lee).  The Victims’ Memorial Quilt. Gift of Bill Doyle on behalf of the intended 9/11 family recipients of the Victim’s Quilt, (Photo: Jin Lee).

Behind the scenes, preparations are underway for the first rotation of artifacts in the public galleries since the 9/11 Memorial Museum opened one year ago.  Read more »

Stories & Art Program to Feature Guest Speakers

Museum visitors participate in an art activity. (Photo: Jin Lee) Museum visitors participate in an art activity. (Photo: Jin Lee)

Museum program Stories & Art, designed for children and their parents or caregivers, will begin regularly featuring guest speakers.  Read more »

Museum Marks First Year with 2.7 Million Visitors

President Barack Obama speaking at the 9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony (Photo: Jin Lee) President Barack Obama speaking at the 9/11 Memorial Museum Dedication Ceremony (Photo: Jin Lee)

A year ago today, the 9/11 Memorial Museum opened its doors to 9/11 community. The Museum opened to the public six days later on May 21, 2014.  Read more »

Museum Events Honor Rescuers, Recovery Workers

During the recovery efforts, the words “thank you” were written on the gloves of NYPD officer David Brink by an unknown well-wisher reminding him of the public’s appreciation. (Photo: Amy Dreher) During the recovery efforts, the words “thank you” were written on the gloves of NYPD officer David Brink by an unknown well-wisher reminding him of the public’s appreciation. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

From May 28 through May 30, 2015, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will hold events to honor those who participated in rescue and recovery at the World Trade Center and Pentagon after September 11, 2001.  Read more »

Post-9/11 Recovery Efforts Impacted Volunteer’s Life

Thomas Bowen joined the Last Column escort leaving the World Trade Center site on May 30, 2002 and walked with Mayor Rudolph Giuliani along the West Side Highway. (Photo courtesy of Tom Bowen) Thomas Bowen joined the Last Column escort leaving the World Trade Center site on May 30, 2002 and walked with Mayor Rudolph Giuliani along the West Side Highway. (Photo courtesy of Tom Bowen)

Tom Bowen of Huntington, West Virginia says working at Ground Zero affected his life “in a lot of ways – everything from physical issues, to the things that go through your mind, often on a daily basis.”  Read more »

Flight Attendant’s Corkscrew Found at Flight 93 Crash Site Donated

LEFT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered corkscrew with FBI identification tag (Photo: Michael Hnatov). RIGHT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered United Airlines ID badge (Gift of Erich Bay, in loving memory of his wife Lorraine). LEFT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered corkscrew with FBI identification tag (Photo: Michael Hnatov). RIGHT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered United Airlines ID badge (Gift of Erich Bay, in loving memory of his wife Lorraine).

After its 2001 recovery from the Flight 93 crash site near Shanksville, Pa., flight attendant Lorraine Bay's corkscrew was identified by the FBI and returned to her husband in fall 2014.  Read more »

The 'Soft Power' of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

(Photo: Amy Dreher) (Photo: Amy Dreher)

The soft power of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is reflected through its ability to bring people together from all over the world now and throughout the building and rebuilding process.  Read more »

Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill Recounts bin Laden's Death

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 member Robert O'Neill stands in front of the shirt he wore during Osama bin Laden's death, on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee) Former U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 member Robert O'Neill stands in front of the shirt he wore during Osama bin Laden's death, on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo: Jin Lee)

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 member Robert O'Neill discussed Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that resulted in Osama bin Laden's death on May 1, 2011, in a special conversation held in the 9/11 Memorial Museum for members of the 9/11 community yesterday.  Read more »